Moonspell – Memorial
Moonspell simply rocks, but most people do not even realize how good they are because you need to see them live to truly understand. They have so many great albums, but for me, I am more of a fan from “Antidote” on. “Memorial” has so many clutch tunes including the actual opening track on the album Finisterra. It is jamming as all hell. There is not a weak moment on this album from heavy as hell songs like Sanguine and At the Image of Pain to more melodic songs like Luna. “Memorial” is probably their most melodic album, but is still very heavy as well.
Type O Negative – The Least Worst of Type O Negative
Believe it or not, I am not a huge fan of compilation albums unless they bring something new to the table, but this week, I was in the mood for a quick fix of Type O Negative without being stuck to one specific album. What ended up happening is that I got stuck on this album. It all started because I was on a Moonspell kick and I pulled them up in Pandora. One of the first songs that came up was Christian Woman by Type O Negative. I absoltely love that song. It is ultra powerful and romantic in the evil sense. It is truly all atmosphere. It had been a few months since I listened to Type O Negative, so I went on a kick with this one for a while. Type O Negative had so many great songs.
Rotting Christ – Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy
I cannot seem to shake Rotting Christ’s latest effort, “Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy.” The album is way different than you would expect if you never heard the band before, and it is completely intense. The album opens with the unbelievable In Yumen – Xibalba and continues all the way through 11 tracks (if you get the bonus track). Their sound is unique and unfathomably catchy. Music like this is not supposed to be catchy, but you cannot help yourself with this one. Give it a good listen and you will not be disappointed.
Lake of Tears – Illwill
It is truly a shame that most people do not know who Lake of Tears is. They are an exceptional band with some great songs. Some of the albums have been average, but albums like Forever Autumn and Illwill are incredible. Lake of Tears have experimented a lot with their sound over the years, but Illwill was a throwback for them. The sound is heavier and definitely back to their roots. There are a ton of great songs on here, but U.N.S.A.N.E. is the one that I always replay when listening to the album.